Alexandra’s guidebook

Alexandra
Alexandra
Alexandra’s guidebook

Food scene

The BEST pizza in town! And it's close too: just walk down Shepherd's Bush Road and you'll find Farina before you get to Brook Green. Also lovely for takeaway - we love to order from home, collect our takeaways and eat them while sitting on the grass in Brook Green, which is just opposite. Our favourite pizza is: Farina & More (vegetarian), with Tomato Sauce, Fried Aubergines, Parmesan, Burrata & Basil. 140 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB www.farinandmore.com COVID-19 - they do takeaway and no-contact delivery
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Farina & More
140 Shepherds Bush Rd
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The BEST pizza in town! And it's close too: just walk down Shepherd's Bush Road and you'll find Farina before you get to Brook Green. Also lovely for takeaway - we love to order from home, collect our takeaways and eat them while sitting on the grass in Brook Green, which is just opposite. Our favourite pizza is: Farina & More (vegetarian), with Tomato Sauce, Fried Aubergines, Parmesan, Burrata & Basil. 140 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB www.farinandmore.com COVID-19 - they do takeaway and no-contact delivery
French Brasserie on Shepherd's Bush Road, specialising in food from Provence. Just 2 minutes away. Charming, lovely menu, great service. My favourites are the Fromage Beignets (starter) and the steak frites which is cooked to perfection! But actually everything is delicious to order a selection and prepare to share! 98-100 Shepherds Bush Rd, London W6 7PD www.lepetitcitron.co.uk COVID-19 - they are do click and collect - please see their website more more details.
Le Petit Citron
French Brasserie on Shepherd's Bush Road, specialising in food from Provence. Just 2 minutes away. Charming, lovely menu, great service. My favourites are the Fromage Beignets (starter) and the steak frites which is cooked to perfection! But actually everything is delicious to order a selection and prepare to share! 98-100 Shepherds Bush Rd, London W6 7PD www.lepetitcitron.co.uk COVID-19 - they are do click and collect - please see their website more more details.
Delicious fresh bread, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and coffees et, just at the end of our road. Perfect breakfast or lunch spot. They also do seasonal hi lights. They will also slice their loaves of bread in-house which I love. 102-104 Shepherds Bush Rd, London W6 7PD https://gailsbread.co.uk/our-bakery-menu/ COVID-19: click and collect available
GAIL's Bakery Brook Green
102-104 Shepherds Bush Rd
Delicious fresh bread, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and coffees et, just at the end of our road. Perfect breakfast or lunch spot. They also do seasonal hi lights. They will also slice their loaves of bread in-house which I love. 102-104 Shepherds Bush Rd, London W6 7PD https://gailsbread.co.uk/our-bakery-menu/ COVID-19: click and collect available
Open air market every Wednesday evening and Saturday daytime, with stalls selling street food, organic produce, drinks, craft beers etc. The market is in the school yard, with its entrance one the road parallel to ours. Opening hours: (please check their website as the location sometimes changes) Saturday 9.30am - 3pm St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Masbro Rd, Brook Green, W14 0LT http://www.brookgreenmarket.co.uk
Brook Green Market and Kitchen
Open air market every Wednesday evening and Saturday daytime, with stalls selling street food, organic produce, drinks, craft beers etc. The market is in the school yard, with its entrance one the road parallel to ours. Opening hours: (please check their website as the location sometimes changes) Saturday 9.30am - 3pm St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Masbro Rd, Brook Green, W14 0LT http://www.brookgreenmarket.co.uk
Elegant refined dining on Shepherd's Bush Green, specialising in Dim Sum and Pekin Duck. Bookings: sbush@shikumen.co.uk / 020 8749 9978 Shikumen, Dorsett Hotel, 58 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE www.shikumen.co.uk
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石库门 Shikumen
58 Shepherd's Bush Green
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Elegant refined dining on Shepherd's Bush Green, specialising in Dim Sum and Pekin Duck. Bookings: sbush@shikumen.co.uk / 020 8749 9978 Shikumen, Dorsett Hotel, 58 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE www.shikumen.co.uk
Restaurant, pub and hidden basement bar with cocktail hour Bookings: 020 7603 2516 170 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB www.https://www.brookgreenhotel.co.uk
The Brook Green Hotel
170 Shepherd's Bush Road
Restaurant, pub and hidden basement bar with cocktail hour Bookings: 020 7603 2516 170 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB www.https://www.brookgreenhotel.co.uk
Our lovely local wine shop at the top of our road. 27 Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London W14 0AS
Wine Shop London
27 Richmond Way
Our lovely local wine shop at the top of our road. 27 Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London W14 0AS
Lovely local pub within easy walking distance from the flat. Great selection of drinks and great menus. Tel: 020 7371 2721 88 Masbro Road, Brook Green, London W14 0LR www.thebirdinhandlondon.com
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The Bird in Hand
88 Masbro' Road
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Lovely local pub within easy walking distance from the flat. Great selection of drinks and great menus. Tel: 020 7371 2721 88 Masbro Road, Brook Green, London W14 0LR www.thebirdinhandlondon.com
Busy and vibrant pub right on Brook Green with a lovely big garden. Tel: 020 7603 3174 13 Brook Green, London W6 7BL www.queensheadhammersmith.co.uk
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The Queen's Head, Hammersmith
13 Brook Green
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Busy and vibrant pub right on Brook Green with a lovely big garden. Tel: 020 7603 3174 13 Brook Green, London W6 7BL www.queensheadhammersmith.co.uk
Another pub within easy walking distance, and just around the corner from The Bird in Hand. The Havelock Tavern is a gastropub with distinctive blue-and-white tiled exterior, serving an international menu of flavours. Tel: 020 7603 5374 57 Masbro Road, London W14 0LS www.havelocktavern.com
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The Havelock Tavern
57 Masbro Rd
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Another pub within easy walking distance, and just around the corner from The Bird in Hand. The Havelock Tavern is a gastropub with distinctive blue-and-white tiled exterior, serving an international menu of flavours. Tel: 020 7603 5374 57 Masbro Road, London W14 0LS www.havelocktavern.com
Lovely place for dinner, with a vast and superb selection of wines that you can try by the glass. We love going here for our anniversaries. This is just a 9 min walk from the flat. Tel: 020 3696 8240 115 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NQ www.winerooms.london/brackenbury
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Brackenbury Wine Rooms
115 Hammersmith Grove
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Lovely place for dinner, with a vast and superb selection of wines that you can try by the glass. We love going here for our anniversaries. This is just a 9 min walk from the flat. Tel: 020 3696 8240 115 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NQ www.winerooms.london/brackenbury
Vintage tea room offering afternoon tea service for casual dining & special occasions. Monday to Friday - 12pm and 2pm Saturdays and Sunday - 12pm and 2.30pm 73 Blythe Rd, London W14 0HP www.bettyblythe.co.uk
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Betty Blythe
73 Blythe Road
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Vintage tea room offering afternoon tea service for casual dining & special occasions. Monday to Friday - 12pm and 2pm Saturdays and Sunday - 12pm and 2.30pm 73 Blythe Rd, London W14 0HP www.bettyblythe.co.uk
A lovely family-run Spanish Tapas restaurant that sits on the corner of Brook Green, and is just a 5 minute walk from our flat. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday : 12 noon - 11PM Closed Sundays Open Bank Holidays 127 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7LP https://losmolinosuk.com 020 7603 2229
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Los Molinos
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A lovely family-run Spanish Tapas restaurant that sits on the corner of Brook Green, and is just a 5 minute walk from our flat. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday : 12 noon - 11PM Closed Sundays Open Bank Holidays 127 Shepherds Bush Road, London, W6 7LP https://losmolinosuk.com 020 7603 2229
Shepherd's Bush Market is a 107-year-old market situated in the heart of west London. Known for its textiles and bric-a-brac, we also love the street food vendors and the variety of food that's on offer. Look out for the falafels which are delicious! Monday- Saturday: 9am - 6pm Shepherd’s Bush Market, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8DF Entrances on Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road
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New Shepherds Bush Market
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Shepherd's Bush Market is a 107-year-old market situated in the heart of west London. Known for its textiles and bric-a-brac, we also love the street food vendors and the variety of food that's on offer. Look out for the falafels which are delicious! Monday- Saturday: 9am - 6pm Shepherd’s Bush Market, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8DF Entrances on Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road

Local amenities

Our friendly next door hairdresser. Perfect for a wash and blow dry before going out! 212 Blythe Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0HH Bookings - either pop downstairs - they are literally next door, or call: 020 7602 9892
Radina
212 Blythe Road
Our friendly next door hairdresser. Perfect for a wash and blow dry before going out! 212 Blythe Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0HH Bookings - either pop downstairs - they are literally next door, or call: 020 7602 9892
Local dry cleaner at the top of our road. Perfect if you need a quick turnaround for clothes as well as for any repairs.
Carmelinas Dry Cleaners
33 Richmond Way
Local dry cleaner at the top of our road. Perfect if you need a quick turnaround for clothes as well as for any repairs.
Huge shopping centre on the corner of Shepherd's Bush. The Village is devoted to 30+ luxury brands eg Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany, and Prada. Also Apple, Boots, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose food hall, Disney, H&M, Habitat, HMV, Harrods Outlet, Mac, Mulberry, Nike, Primark, Topshop… etc There is a food court with a vast array of restaurants and cafés, and a Vue cinema. Very easy to walk to - approx 7 mins from our door. Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GF
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Westfield London
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Huge shopping centre on the corner of Shepherd's Bush. The Village is devoted to 30+ luxury brands eg Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany, and Prada. Also Apple, Boots, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose food hall, Disney, H&M, Habitat, HMV, Harrods Outlet, Mac, Mulberry, Nike, Primark, Topshop… etc There is a food court with a vast array of restaurants and cafés, and a Vue cinema. Very easy to walk to - approx 7 mins from our door. Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GF

Parks and open spaces

Brook Green is a charming, leafy enclave with a green, playground and tennis courts, complemented by gastropubs, cafés and restaurants. The green itself is lovely; well maintained with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and safe and secure for children too. It's perfect for relaxing outside with a book, meeting friends on the lawn, or taking children out to play Brook Green also has a great pub overlooking the park - The Queen's Head.
Brook Green
Brook Green is a charming, leafy enclave with a green, playground and tennis courts, complemented by gastropubs, cafés and restaurants. The green itself is lovely; well maintained with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and safe and secure for children too. It's perfect for relaxing outside with a book, meeting friends on the lawn, or taking children out to play Brook Green also has a great pub overlooking the park - The Queen's Head.
A short walk away is Holland Park, one of London's historic parks, set in 54 acres of parkland, formal gardens, semi-woodland and playing fields. Don't miss the famous Japanese Garden and its waterfall. The park contains a café, as well as the Belvedere Restaurant that is attached to the orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, and tennis courts.
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Holland Park
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A short walk away is Holland Park, one of London's historic parks, set in 54 acres of parkland, formal gardens, semi-woodland and playing fields. Don't miss the famous Japanese Garden and its waterfall. The park contains a café, as well as the Belvedere Restaurant that is attached to the orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, and tennis courts.
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WWT London Wetland Centre
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Museums and event spaces

The Design Museum, on High Street Kensington, covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. The museum is just a 20 minute walk away, but you can also take public transport or taxi to get there too. 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG Tel: 020 3862 5900 www.designmuseum.org
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Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High St
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The Design Museum, on High Street Kensington, covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. The museum is just a 20 minute walk away, but you can also take public transport or taxi to get there too. 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG Tel: 020 3862 5900 www.designmuseum.org
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art, design, and performance. Their immense exhibition programme has seen them bring exhibitions such as: David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, Dior… Either a 50 min walk, for those who love to stretch their legs, or a 25 min tube ride on the District Line from Hammersmith tube station to South Kensington.
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art, design, and performance. Their immense exhibition programme has seen them bring exhibitions such as: David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, Dior… Either a 50 min walk, for those who love to stretch their legs, or a 25 min tube ride on the District Line from Hammersmith tube station to South Kensington.
Concert venue within easy walking distance. Great gigs, comedy, live music, film screenings etc. See their website for their listings. 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH www.eventimapollo.com
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Eventim Apollo
45 Queen Caroline St
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Concert venue within easy walking distance. Great gigs, comedy, live music, film screenings etc. See their website for their listings. 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH www.eventimapollo.com
One of London's most iconic venues. Getting there: 23 mins by bus from Brook Green. Or take the District or Piccadilly Line from Hammersmith Station to South Kensington. Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP www.royalalberthall.com
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Royal Albert Hall
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One of London's most iconic venues. Getting there: 23 mins by bus from Brook Green. Or take the District or Piccadilly Line from Hammersmith Station to South Kensington. Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP www.royalalberthall.com
Great venue for both comedy and music and just an 8 minute walk from our flat. https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire/ listings: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire/events/all Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
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Great venue for both comedy and music and just an 8 minute walk from our flat. https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire/ listings: https://www.academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire/events/all Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Neighbourhoods

A popular shopping street with a range of high street shops and places to eat. It's about a 30 min walk away, or take the bus no 49 from Lower Addison Gardens (a straight walk up from our flat).
Kensington High Street
A popular shopping street with a range of high street shops and places to eat. It's about a 30 min walk away, or take the bus no 49 from Lower Addison Gardens (a straight walk up from our flat).
Easily reached on the District Line via Hammersmith Tube Station, South Kensington is home to many of London's museums, such as the V&A, The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, The area around South Kensington Tube station has some wonderful shops including the Medici Gallery and South Kensington Bookshop, as well as numerous places to eat in the pedestrianised area.
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South Kensington
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Easily reached on the District Line via Hammersmith Tube Station, South Kensington is home to many of London's museums, such as the V&A, The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, The area around South Kensington Tube station has some wonderful shops including the Medici Gallery and South Kensington Bookshop, as well as numerous places to eat in the pedestrianised area.
London's most famous shopping street! Take the Central Line from Shepherd's Bush Tube (7 min walk from our flat) and go to Bond Street (for Selfridge's) or Oxford Circus (where you can walk down Regent's Street towards Piccadilly). There is a vast array of shops, from department stores to all the high street shops. Bond Street and New Bond Street are where you'll find all the designers: Dior, Chanel, Boss, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, D&G, Alexander McQueen… you get the picture! Hidden gems that are wonderful to explore are South Moulton Street, and St Christopher's Place, both leading off Oxford Street, close to Bond Street tube.
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Oxford Street
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London's most famous shopping street! Take the Central Line from Shepherd's Bush Tube (7 min walk from our flat) and go to Bond Street (for Selfridge's) or Oxford Circus (where you can walk down Regent's Street towards Piccadilly). There is a vast array of shops, from department stores to all the high street shops. Bond Street and New Bond Street are where you'll find all the designers: Dior, Chanel, Boss, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Cartier, D&G, Alexander McQueen… you get the picture! Hidden gems that are wonderful to explore are South Moulton Street, and St Christopher's Place, both leading off Oxford Street, close to Bond Street tube.